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April 2018

A good job and a better life 906 483 admin

A good job and a better life

A special subsidized employment program is providing jobs and hope for people moving out of homelessness. Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative has enabled expansion of a successful DPSS program to help people like Kamika Franklin, who is building her career…

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Recuperative centers give homeless patients a safe place to heal

Recovering from a serious illness is tough for anyone. It’s even tougher for the homeless. Now 12 Los Angeles County Recuperative Care Centers are providing homeless patients with safe and healing places to recover instead of returning to the streets.…

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Building a better life for the homeless in 2018

A new supportive housing facility called The Campus at LA Family Housing is set to open its doors early next year in North Hollywood. It will soon be home to 50 people transitioning out of homelessness, including the Montoya brothers,…

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Home is where the support is

The Fiesta Apartments in North Hollywood welcomed its first tenants: 49 formerly homeless people who are now settling into homes of their own in the supportive housing facility. As part of The Campus at LA Family Housing, the Fiesta provides…

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Inspiration and dedication on display at 2nd Homeless Initiative conference

Leaders of Los Angeles County’s mobilization against homelessness gathered recently for the second annual Homeless Initiative Conference. Innovation, challenges and some inspiring life stories were at the heart of the event.

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Homeless Count sheds light on a crisis

Thousands of volunteers hit the streets as the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count got underway. The largest census of its kind will help determine the extent of the homelessness crisis and where resources are needed most.

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When a little spare change adds up to big change

One of the key themes at the 2nd annual Homeless Initiative Conference was innovation–new approaches to help solve a long-running problem. Among the ideas: a new jobs portal and an unusual way to put your spare change to work.

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Here’s how LA County could spend $355 million a year to fight homelessness 1000 661 admin

Here’s how LA County could spend $355 million a year to fight homelessness

A set of recommendations for how to spend a projected $355 million annually to help fight homelessness over the next three years will be considered Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The recommendations were agreed upon in…

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In Measure H Funding, Hope For the Homeless College Student

Majeedah Wesley was less than two months into her education at Long Beach City College when she became part of a growing statistic among the ranks of college students in the United States. She was homeless, more than 400 miles…

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Where do the homeless sleep? LA County now knows

A snapshot of where homeless people sleep in 210 communities across Los Angeles County was released Friday, and showed that skid row posted the highest population overall while several communities such as San Marino reported no one who was homeless…

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